When I am grocery shopping I only go down the aisles I need to. If I wander down an aisle just to avoid crowed aisles I tend to see something in the "other" aisle that may end up in my cart. They are generally bad choices and NOT on my list in the first place! Avoid the aisle and avoid temptation.
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We've all heard the old trick of eating before grocery shopping, to minimize the tendency to buy foods on impulse. I couple that trick with chewing sugarless gum when I shop. It further reduces my urge to grab snack foods or things not on my shopping list, because my taste buds feel satisfied.
I always grocery shop in my workout clothes; even when I am not going to the store immediately following a workout, I still put them on to grocery shop. There is something about being in my workout gear that keeps my mind in the right mode while choosing what I will bring home with me. Just a little trick that has worked wonders for me!
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